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Exciting news: the 2020 Southern Trove Visitor Guide is hot off the press! The guide features insider tips on things to see, do and eat in the Channel, Bruny Island, Huon Valley and Far South Tasmania. Get the low down on exploring the region’s towns, waterways, wilderness, art (including Project X), history and heritage, eateries, markets and events, walks, parks and reserves, and more. The guide also includes tips on where to stay.

Download the 2020 Southern Trove Visitor Guide here or pick up a hard copy from your local Visitor Information Centre (yes, it’s free!). We’ve pulled out some of the highlights below—happy adventuring!

The d’Entrecasteaux Channel

The Channel Highway is one of Australia’s great (yet lesser-known) coastal drives, and begins just a short drive south from Hobart. The peaceful seaside towns along the way are home to creative communities, artisan producers, and lovely walks (including some dog friendly tracks).

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Bruny Island

Bruny Island is just a 35-minute drive and short ferry ride from Hobart, yet feels a world away with beautiful beaches, walks, and gourmet produce. Catch a sunrise or sunset from the top of the Neck, watch the little penguins come in to nest, spot a white wallaby around Adventure Bay, and explore the South Bruny National Park.

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The Huon Valley

The rolling hills of the Huon Valley are just a 30-minute drive south from Hobart. The region is known for its creative community, generational fruit growers and freshly-picked produce. Plan your trip around a valley event (such as the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest or the Cygnet Folk Festival), enjoy the seasonal bounty and artisan wares, and keep an eye out for roadside stalls.

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Tasmania’s Far South

Escape the crowds in Far South Tasmania, just a 1–2 hour drive south from Hobart. Discover remote wilderness, dolomite caves, fishing villages, pristine beaches, and unspoilt coastline. Find the bronze whale sculpture at Cockle Creek, watch a sunrise over the water at Dover, play in the playground at Geeveston, go bushwalking, and check out large scale public art installations.

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  • Visit Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs to tour the cave, float in the 28ºC naturally-heated spring water swimming pool, explore the forest walks, and make use of the picnic facilities.
  • Cruise the south with Peninsula Cruising’s intimate lunch cruises, private tours and fishing charters.
  • Join Esperance Adventures for an easy flat water kayaking tour on the beautiful, sheltered waterways of Far South Tasmania (and the Huon).
  • Visit the Bakehouse Distillery to pick up a bottle of evoke, the world’s first sassafras spirit.
  • Enjoy hearty country-style meals at the Southport Hotel.

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For more tips, browse things to dowhere to stayeat and drink, upcoming events, and our blog.

We love it when you share your adventures with us. Tag @southerntrovetasmania and use #SouthernTroveTasmania and we’ll share some of our favourite photos on FacebookInstagram and in our Blog.

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Supplied by Grandvewe Cheeses & Hartshorn Distillery

Isabel Galloway